[sane-devel] Medion MD5345 (ALDI) with sane-genesys backend and xsane

Martin Jacobs martin.jacobs at arcor.de
Sun Mar 19 21:36:08 UTC 2006


On Tue, 14 Mar 2006, Andreas Piening wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to use xsane (or the importer from gimp which uses xsane),
> but every scan (it doesnt matter which color depth I choose or If I
> do a "preview scan") is completely black with some white pixels and a
> gray gradient which is not affected by the scan sample.
> I know this is note directly sane-backend related since the
> xscanimage frontend works, but maybe someone can drop me a line where
> I have to look for a problem solution. I prefere xsane over
> xscanimage because of additional options like image-cutting in the
> preview-pane etc.

I've done now several hundred scans with this scanner with my
Linux box (based on SuSE 8.1, dual PIII-box, USB 1.1). What I
had to care about was:

- make sure that USB is working in general, that means that
access to USB memory sticks works, for example;
- make sure that libusb-0.1.10a was installed;
- install sane-backends-1.0.17
- install sane-frontends-1.0.14

with this setup, scanning worked, not all combinations of
resolution and depth, but what I needed did work (8-Bit
color and gray, 50dpi, 300dpi, 600dpi).

In addition I installed xsane-0.99 and had a quite comfortable
setup which fullfills my needs.

> Thank you,
> Andreas Piening
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